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20 Best Napa Cabbage Recipes With Crunch and Flavor

If you’re looking for creative uses for cabbage, then give this list of Napa cabbage recipes a try.

There are so many ways to prepare this versatile vegetable. From dumplings to salads, I have your Napa cabbage needs covered. 

Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage with Beans and Chicken
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Napa cabbage is just like regular cabbage, but leafier and longer. It’s low in calories and packed full of vitamins and nutrients. 

If you accidentally bought too much and need a way to prepare the leafy veggie, don’t sweat!

One of these Napa cabbage recipes will serve you well.

(Or, you know, just freeze the cabbage for later!)

1. Easy Sautéed Napa Cabbage

This recipe is the perfect flavorful side dish for your next dinner. You’ll be blown away by how much flavor there is in this dish.

Between the ginger sweetness, the spicy red pepper flakes, and the tangy rice vinegar, this is one sensational side dish.

2. Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage with Hot & Sour Sauce

You can’t compete with this stir-fried Napa cabbage recipe.

The hot and sour sauce makes your mouth water in the best way possible, making you crave seconds, (or even thirds).

You can’t lose pairing this tasty side with some pulled pork or braised beef. It’s a versatile side dish that packs a lot of flavor into every bite.

3. Seared Napa Cabbage with Miso Butter 

Are you looking for an umami-rich recipe to blow the minds of your dinner guests?

Look no further because this seared Napa cabbage with miso butter is a home run.

Imagine biting into a forkful of beautifully charred cabbage, paired perfectly with luscious miso butter.

It’s a simple dish that will rock your world, (and your palate).

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4. Cabbage Tofu Delicata Squash Stew

If comfort food is your love language, then this stew will warm your heart. It’s easy to make, customizable, as well as vegan and gluten-free.

The taste is out of this world, with rich savory flavors that will melt on your tongue. This stew is basically a bowl of liquid cozy comfort.

5. Traditional Kimchi

I can’t get enough of kimchi; there’s something about the tangy, spicy flavor that makes me crave it again and again.

Why settle for store bought when you can create your own traditional kimchi.

Don’t be afraid of the fermented cabbage, it’s actually super easy to make at home.

One bite of this recipe, and you’ll wonder why it took you so long to prepare delicious homemade kimchi.

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6. Ramen Noodle Salad

No matter if it’s served cold or hot, ramen is a mainstay in my household. It’s cheap, tasty, and so incredibly easy to whip up.

This ramen noodle salad provides a fresh way to prepare the crunchy noodles.

You can bring it to any barbecue or potluck since it makes the perfect side dish. 

7. Chinese Napa Cabbage Soup 

This soul-soothing recipe will warm up your bones when the days get shorter and colder.

We’ve all been there. You get home from work and it’s already pitch-black outside.

All you want to do is cozy up under a blanket and order takeout.

That’s why recipes like these are perfect. All you need is 30 minutes and a handful of ingredients to create this comforting soup.

8. Steamed Cabbage Rolls

If you’re looking for a new low-carb recipe to shake up your dinners, then these steamed cabbage rolls got you covered. 

They taste just like steamed dumplings, but instead of dough they’re wrapped in cabbage leaves.

Not only are these cabbage rolls healthy, but they taste out of this world (plus they’re pretty to look at, too).

9. Napa Cabbage Slaw

This Napa cabbage slaw will become a mainstay in your kitchen all summer long.

In only 15 minutes, you can make this coleslaw without breaking a sweat.

Each bite fills your mouth with crunchy creaminess that’s offset by the tangy vinegar.

It’s the perfect accompaniment to picnics, barbecues, you name it!

10. Cabbage Egg Drop Soup 

This healthy recipe will be your winter savior.

When school’s back in session and weeknights get insanely busy, this cabbage egg drop soup will save the day.

It takes only 20 minutes to make and it’s bursting with savory flavors.

Plus it’s healthy, vegetarian, and full of gut-friendly cabbage.

It’s a crowd-pleasing soup that will delight your palate and your stomach.

11. Napa Cabbage Steaks

This ingenious recipes turns bland Napa cabbage into flavor-bomb steaks.

If you want to cut back on meat without sacrificing on taste, then these steaks will give you all that and more. 

You only need 7 ingredients and a little bit of time to roast these cabbage steaks.

After you take them out of the oven, be prepared to get hit with aromas of spicy-sweet goodness. 

12. Chinese Chicken Salad

Ready to revamp your chicken salad?

This Chinese chicken salad brings all the classic textures of the timeless recipe, with even more flavor to tantalize your tastebuds.

After one taste, you’ll prep this salad for work lunches every day of the week. 

Each mouthful is a fresh combination of crunchy veggies, chicken, and noodles bathed in a ginger-soy dressing. How can it get any better than this?

13. Slow Cooker Chicken Soup with Napa Cabbage

This sensational soup recipe creates comfort in a bowl.

Imagine prepping this delicious dish then letting it slow cook for hours, filling your house with savory aromas.

It’s the perfect fall soup that will warm you up from head to toe.

14. Napa Cabbage Caesar Salad

Are you tired of romaine bringing down your Caesar salad? Give Napa cabbage a try, the results may surprise you!

Napa cabbage makes the perfect substitute in Caesar salad, adding extra crunch and density to every bite.

Blended with the rich, tasty dressing in this recipe, it’s a match made in heaven.

15. Napa Cabbage Summer Rolls with Chicken & Spicy Peanut Sauce

If you want to make cabbage rolls that accompany the summer season perfectly, then give this recipe a try.

Rather than steaming the cabbage, all you have to do is boil the leaves for 2 minutes so that they’re nice and bendy.

Served with a tasty peanut sauce on the side, this is one fresh dish that will keep you cool during the balmy months.

16. Pork Dumpling with Napa Cabbage

When you bite into these pork dumplings, an explosion of savory juice hits your palate. Sounds like heaven to me.

These dumplings have so much flavor inside every bite. You’ll wonder how such a small vessel can carry so much yum.

17. Braised Glass Noodles with Pork and Napa Cabbage

This impressive dish will transform your Sunday stews into something special.

There are so many savory umami-rich flavors in every bite, you’ll wonder how you never found this recipe before. 

18. Napa Cabbage Salad with Corn

This unique recipe will become a mainstay on your summer menu.

Who knew that Napa cabbage and corn were a match made in heaven?

The two textures work perfectly together in this sweet and savory recipe. 

You can make this as a stellar side dish, or for lunch if you need a fresh, light pick-me-up.

19. Shrimp Pork Soup Dumplings

The best part about these soup dumplings is the juicy, flavor-packed filling. 

They’re full of savory ground pork, salty shrimp, sweet ginger, and more.

There’s a lot of good things happening inside these dumplings. Be prepared to crave these juicy bites of heaven all the time. 

20. Napa Cabbage Picnic Salad

Looking for that perfect recipe to bring to your next summer potluck? This Napa cabbage picnic salad has you covered!

This crowd-pleasing salad has it all, with crispy cabbage, toasted almonds, and a creamy sesame sauce slathered throughout. 

20 Best Ways to Use Napa Cabbage

Try these Napa cabbage recipes for dishes everyone will love! From dumplings to salads to soup, you can’t top these cabbage dishes.


  • Easy Sautéed Napa Cabbage

  • Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage with Hot & Sour Sauce

  • Seared Napa Cabbage with Miso Butter

  • Cabbage Tofu Delicata Squash Stew

  • Traditional Kimchi

  • Ramen Noodle Salad

  • Chinese Napa Cabbage Soup

  • Steamed Cabbage Rolls

  • Napa Cabbage Slaw

  • Cabbage Egg Drop Soup

  • Napa Cabbage Steaks

  • Chinese Chicken Salad

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Soup with Napa Cabbage

  • Napa Cabbage Caesar Salad

  • Napa Cabbage Summer Rolls with Chicken & Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • Pork Dumpling with Napa Cabbage

  • Braised Glass Noodles with Pork and Napa Cabbage

  • Napa Cabbage Salad with Corn

  • Shrimp Pork Soup Dumplings

  • Napa Cabbage Picnic Salad


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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